LA CHAMBRE BLANCHE is pleased to welcome the Mexican artist Cecilia Barreto in residence from September 9 to December 7, 2019. Her work in progress will be presented in our gallery from October 31 to November 2, 2019 and an opening will take place on October 31, 2019 at 5pm.
In a post-anthropocentric context, Cecilia Barreto is interested in the contradiction that exists within individuals and their dependence on technological objects. From one side, there is an apparent interest in environmental change and, on the other, the desire to make the latest gadgets from the exploitation of human resources and minerals.
Hyperobjects will consist of pictorial objects that will take the form of an installation. Alternating the pictorial gestures, the numerical codes, the algorithms and the colors, its layers of information will juxtapose each other. Her objects will be made of different assemblies meticulously manufactured by computer-assisted tools.
With this installation, the artist wants to echo a secret database by making visible a virtual space. She is interested in data centers that can be described as contemporary cathedrals of information, but also in the material and plastic body that contains human lives dependent on technological systems as the last vestiges of a post-anthropocentric relationship.
This residency is made possible through an agreement between the CALQ and the FONCA under the program Échanges d’artistes et d’ateliers-résidences Québec/Mexique.